Another rotation has passed, and here’s a look at Singapore Duelists’
weapon of choice for the duration of March 2011 to September 2011.
There are two significant changes to the structure of Official
Tournaments this period. Firstly, the introduction of Pre-selection
Tournaments for the Singapore World Championship Qualifier 2011.
Secondly, the introduction of Ranking League Division Tournaments for
the Singapore Asian Championship Qualifier 2012.
|▲||1st||Debris Junk Doppel||91|
Taking the first position is the evolution of Debris Dandy – Debris Junk
Doppel. Despite the limitation of Dandylion and semi-limitation of
Debris Dragon, Junk Synchron and Doppelwarrior are actually better in
their own rights due to T.G. Hyper Librarian and Formula Synchron. A
simple Junk Synchon and Doppelwarrior in hand with a Level 1 Tuner in
the Graveyard is all that is needed to set up T.G. Hyper Librarian with
Formula Synchron, fetching another 2 cards. Very few decks are able to
catch up with the card advantage generated from this consistent combo.
Although T.G. Hyper Librarian, Formula Synchron, Debris Dragon and Pot
of Avarice are now limited to one, the banning of Royal Oppression and
the addition of Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning is a much
more significant gain.
At 2nd position is Six Samurai. Despite having a strong start, Six
Samurai suffers from consistency issues. Even while going first, an
Effect Veiler on Kageki often spells disaster as the Six Samurai player
will find himself with several dead cards. Six Samurai also struggles
after Side Decking, as there is very little to stop Puppet Plant and
Having Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En and Shien’s Smoke Signal limited
to one essentially spells the end of the Six Samurai dominance. Six
Samurai will probably have to rely on Asceticism of the Six Samurai to
consistently summon Shi En, while playing more traps to protect Shi En.
Rapidly moving up the ranks to a 3rd position, Machina Gadget saw a
sharp rise in popularity with the introduction of Xyz Monsters. Not only
do Xyz Monsters aid Gadgets in avoiding Chimeratech Fortress Dragon,
they also turn Gadgets into threats like Number 39: Utopia and
Steelswarm Roach to lockdown the opponent.
Not affected by the Forbidden/Limited List, the change from a heavy Trap
format to lighter Trap format just meant that Machina Gadget is able to
trade away their Breaker the Magical Warrior for Tragoedia. The
potential of Machina Gadget lies in the continual support for Xyz
The heavy Trap format has propelled Gladiator Beast to a respectable 4th
position. With Seven Tools of the Bandit to negate Solemn Warning, and
Forbidden Lance/Trap Stun to negate Torrential Tribute/Bottomless Trap
Hole/Dimensional Prison, a simple Gladiator Beast Gyzarus special summon
will be able to wipe out 2/3 of opponent’s Spell/Trap cards. It is
often unlikely to recover from said deficit.
Having Royal Oppression banned, Gladiator Beast is looking strong to
take out Agent Fairy and Junk Doppel with Gladiator Beast War Chariot.
The difficulty in playing this deck will probably put off quite a few
Similar to Gadgets, the introduction of Xyz monsters have given Agent
Fairy a surge in popularity, rising up to the 5th position. With Gachi
Gachi Gantetsu and Daigusto Phoenix, Agent of Creation – Venus is now a
“toolbox”, allowing the Agent Fairy player to go on the defensive or
offensive depending on the situation. Having seen success at the World
Championship 2011 also contributes to Agent Fairy’s popularity.
Not affected by the Forbidden/Limited List, Agent Fairy is now the deck
to beat. By splashing in Sangan, Tragoedia and Gorz, Agent Fairy would
be able to add Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning into its
arsenel of boss monsters.
Whirlwind Blackwing / Graveyard Blackwing
A special mention to the deck that won the World Championship 2009 for
Singapore. Blackwing is still a popular deck despite the limitation of
Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow. The Graveyard variant specifically
have a good showing last metagame as it was able to deal with Six
Samurai better than the Whirlwind variant.
A slight consolation with Icarus Attack back to 3, Whirlwind Blackwing
is very much playable this metagame. By adding in Thunder King Rai-Oh
and Effect Veiler, Whirlwind Blackwing is able to run Black Luster
Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning.
Similar to the previous, here’s the compiled excel file.
Last update: 20th September 2011
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